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Vol 47 No 3

Published 3rd February 2006


Uganda

Losers can win too

President Museveni is surprised to face the strongest challenge yet to his 20-year rule

The cheering was almost as loud as the jets of two MiG-21 fighters that flew low over Kampala on 26 January. The flypast crowned a military display to celebrate the 20th annual National Resistance Movement (NRM) Day and it wowed thousands of President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni's supporters. First came the troops, then the anti-mine vehicles, T-72 tanks, assorted armoured personnel carriers, a collection of artillery, the attack helicopters and lastly, the aeroplanes, with each piece of hardware receiving its tribute of cheers.

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